This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
"hey can u help me understand why sailors cant get married b4 there next duty station ( this is just what he is saying) and it dosnt make sense! we were told they can get married when ever they want.
can they get permission? go to someone to find out…"
"Nancy, most the time they don't have internet. They have to buy clear wire, but if he is up in Great Lakes, at the NEX, Clear Wire has a little booth set up in the front hallway of the NEX that he can go and sign up for a contract, but knowing…"
"I'm going to suggest you either move all your stuff back to Ohio when he gets his orders, or move all of your stuff up to IL when he gets his order, but you will want whatever place you have them move you to be your home of origin. When you are…"
"Oh and if it's of great value, make sure you tell them to mark it in the "special" section and tell them the worth, that way if it gets broken, they have it written down that they have it on the truck and how much it is worth, so the…"
"You will need for everything to be in one place, they won't go to a storage unit and a home. At least they wouldn't for us. The moving office told us to have everything in one place, but you won't need to pack anything. If you pack…"
"ONLY if his school is longer than 3 months though. They would NOT pay for my move, we paid every single penny. But if his school is longer than 3 months, then yes, they might pay, but it really isn't promised...that is what the people in my…"
"I think ET school is longer than 3 months, right? If it's longer than 90 days, military housing will give you a home. :) I had a friend living in military housing and she loved it. My husband was there for MM school and it was 89 days...1…"
"Hi! I'm gonna help you as much as I can, as I went through this not that long ago.
First off, his live-a-shore packet/chit should take maybe a week or two to go through. It really just depends on his ship and how fast things work there and how…"
"Dyls Mom- Thanks! Don't worry about it. I was just shocked at our bad experience in the Navy and so was the guy that we talked to the other day. I'd really never seen someone so livid. He even asked us if we were open to going back into…"
"no completely true. My husband was an MM with a very short school (less than 3 months) and they approved him living with me since we were married and had reliable source to get to school. It took a little while, but it WAS approved."
"The form letter came about 2 days after the kid in the box came... :( There was no note or anything in the box Paul sent. Just his clothes, shoes and cell phone. Mind you, I did look on his cell phone to see if he wrote a little message, but…"
Iris- I hope that Haley finds something that she can enjoy! I know Paul didn't enjoy being an MM. Ohhh, yeah, which brings me to the subject of something that is absolutely crazy and jaw dropping (for us at…"
Well, things aren't going so well...I fell last night and scrapped myself up from head to toe. Literally. I hit my head, my ribs (the ones that TJ fractured while I was pregnant with him), my shoulders, my hip (which is black…"
Keep your chin up and know that there's a reason for everything. We just cannot always [see] the reason. Remember [HE] is in control. Sometimes I want to be the [driver] in my life, but as I've learned from experiences (yes that plural haha), my road traveled is so much smoother when I sit back in the passenger seat and relax. :)